Clinton: New Israeli Settlements Set Back Cause of Peace

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Clinton also called on Egypt to do more to stop rocket smuggling into Gaza. Clinton told Israeli officials in Washington that plans for new settlements abutting East Jerusalem "set back the cause of a negotiated peace." "We all need to work together to find a path forward in negotiations that can finally deliver on a two-state solution.
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Unreal

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Huh? How is building more new settlements going to promote peace??
lord byron

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It simply shows their sour shriveled grapes and lowly primative ethics.

In the long term it helps Palestine when the world sees, yet again, the behaviour of the petty inept Israelis.
Henry

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Dec 1, 2012
 
what is so hard about negotiating peace with Israel. Is it that pals don't want peace? Cause sure seems like it.
Unreal

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Dec 1, 2012
 
lord byron wrote:
It simply shows their sour shriveled grapes and lowly primative ethics.
In the long term it helps Palestine when the world sees, yet again, the behaviour of the petty inept Israelis.
Good point.
Tamil Zionist

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lord byron wrote:
It simply shows their sour shriveled grapes and lowly primative ethics.
In the long term it helps Palestine when the world sees, yet again, the behaviour of the petty inept Israelis.
palestine is in Jordan where palestinians are the majority. Jewish state belongs to the Jews period. Israel should develop Golan heights, Judea and samaria and Gaza( afetr the mop up operation).
Unreal

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lord byron wrote:
It simply shows their sour shriveled grapes and lowly primative ethics.
In the long term it helps Palestine when the world sees, yet again, the behaviour of the petty inept Israelis.
This kind of idiocy is just going to insure years of continuing conflict and violence. What is the problem with letting the Palestinians have their own State?
Professor Ayreshire

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Dec 3, 2012
 
Unreal wrote:
<quoted text> This kind of idiocy is just going to insure years of continuing conflict and violence. What is the problem with letting the Palestinians have their own State?
Hey syrain! How many stupid alias' do you have! There is still NO COUNTRY CALLED PALESTINE!! Answer these quotes because your heroes stated in fact that Palestinians do not exist!!
"Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all out war, a war which will last for generations.
Answer:~Yasser Arafat~
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"The Palestinian people have no national identity. I, Yasser Arafat, man of destiny, will give them that identity through conflict with Israel."
Answer:~ Yasser Arafat ~
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"The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel. For our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of Palestinian people, since Arab national interest demand that we posit the existence of a distinct 'Palestinian people' to oppose Zionism".
Answer:~ Zahir Muhse'in ~

In 1944, Jews paid between $1000 and $1100 per acre mostly for arid or semi-arid land; in the same year, rich black soil in Iowa was selling for about $110 per acre (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)"

--Land Ownership in Palestine, 1880-1948

Palestinians paid NOTHING, NADA, ZILCH!!!! SO HOW IN THE HELL CAN LAND BE STOLEN FROM THEM???

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According to British government statistics, prior to the establishment of the State of Israel, 8.6% of the land area now known as Israel was owned by Jews; 3.3% by Arabs who remained there; 16.5% by Arabs who left the country. More than 70% of the land was owned by the BRITISH GOVERNMENT!!! Under international law, ownership passed to Israel in 1948. The public lands included most of the Negev Desert --Survey of 1946, British Mandate Government
Professor Ayreshire

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Dec 3, 2012
 
Unreal wrote:
<quoted text> This kind of idiocy is just going to insure years of continuing conflict and violence. What is the problem with letting the Palestinians have their own State?
Stop posting nonsense!! LEARN YOUR FLIPPIN' HISTORY ANTI-ISRAEL WHINNERS!!!! Palestinian leaders have rejected or sabotaged every proposal for statehood since 1947. In 1947 the Palestinians rejected the UN-sponsored division of the former British mandate into Jewish and Arab states on the grounds that they did not want to share Palestine with the infidel Jews. Instead of developing their own state, they tried through armed conflict to eradicate the nascent Jewish state. Their leaders took this big step just two years after the end of the Holocaust; and, guided by Hitler's associate Haj Amin Al-Husseini, their implicit goal was to continue the slaughter. But if you start a war of politicide plus extermination you had better win it; otherwise, like Hitler, or Tojo, or the Palestinians of 1948, you will very likely end up with a bombed-out wasteland, or -- in the Palestinian case -- as a defeated rabble of landless refugees.

The Palestinian leaders did not draw the obvious conclusions from what they call their "Naqba," their catastrophe. Instead, the next time a state was practically handed to them, they again turned it down, in favor of war with the Jews. Thus, when Clinton and Barak, reviving the stalled Oslo Accords of 1994, made Arafat an offer he couldn't refuse -- 95% of the West Bank, control of the Temple Mount, border adjustments, etc.-- he refused it, while giving an ultimatum that only a thoroughly defeated Israel could accept: the resettlement of some five million "refugees" within the boundaries of the Jewish State. No diplomatic pause to negotiate this new demarche: just "take it or leave it," and Arafat flounced out, to fire up the second, soon to be crushed, Intifada.

Why don't the Palestinians learn their lesson? Why won't they accept the grant of statehood? To repeat, perhaps because they don't really want their own country?
Unreal

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Dec 3, 2012
 
Glad to see that the overwhelming number of world nations, now favor the Palestinians!!!(as indicated by that landslide vote at the UN!)
Unreal

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Dec 5, 2012
 
Clinton has a BIG mouth!!!

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